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in california for the first time in five years. jade hernandez joins us live now with more. good afternoon, jade. >> reporter: well good afternoon. the state attorney general has pushed a fed rap judge to resume lethal injections, a decision is expected sometime today. we are live on treasure island this afternoon. earlier we spoke to lance lindsey in san francisco. he opposes the death penalty and heads death penalty focus. he told us if a federal judge in san jose reinstates the death penalty expect marchs and protests all over the state. he indicated church opponents and others will rally tuesday, the day before the first scheduled execution in san quintin in five years, this after prison officials say they have ensured the process meets humane standards. >> there is no right way to do the wrong thing. there is no humane way to strap a human being down to a table and methodically ritual is tickly poison to death. >> this is a picture of the man executed next wednesday. albert greenwood brown was convicted of the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl. should the judge to order the execution wo
joins us live with more on what will be on the list. good afternoon, claudine. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. yes, the p.u.c. made its request on friday and pg&e has this 1:00 press conference scheduled. we're told we get to see that list. the list will be the top 100. you no we have spent -- now we've spent this morning dealing with what will be on that list. this morning, it was a typical scene at tazman and 1st. no one seemed overly concerned about the pipe running underground. but chuck reed says he's already been that that section of pipeline will be on the list. but pg&e didn't give any details as to why. >> we don't know the specific locations of the section. we don't know what they plan to do about it. so we're anxious, like everybody else, about what needs to be done. >> reporter: this is the director sent to pg&e's president. it asks for seven areas of information. eventually they want to know which projects is high priority. and what specific public safety concerns put these projects on the list. it also asks for information on anying section of line 132. s that th
to delay his execution. ktvu's kraig debro joins us with more on what this decision means with this case. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. it was kind of confusing up in court. you had attorneys representing another death row inmate but they were also arguing on the behalf of brown. brown's attorneys are on the way to the state court of appeals to file another appeal. they already filed one appeal at the 9th court circuit of appeals. the attorneys are arguing for brown today. they are actually representing another death row inmate named sims. brown joined his argument after sims filed his. so over the weekend, albert brown was given a choice of what kind of execution he wanted. one with one drug or one with three drugs. >> mr. brown doesn't have to -- he could have the one-drug lethal -- [ inaudible ] >> there's no authority for them to do that. >> reporter: barring last- minute appeals, alfred brown is scheduled to be executed at 12:00 a.m. wednesday porning. he was sentenced to death back in 1982 for the rape and murder of a riverside girl. according to the district attorney, brown p
of this. kraig debro has been looking into -- [ inaudible ] >> -- joins us now with more on that. kraig. >> reporter: thanks, claudine. well, police have absolutely connected the suspect to two victims here in hercules, one a 73-year-old bludgeoned to death, another a woman in her 20s was strangled to death and had trauma about the head. two victims -- two more victims identified in vallejo early this morning. now police say the one missing person is still outstanding, police say they like to be optimistic but given what this man has done in the past they say they are not holding out hope of finding him alive. >> we always like to be optimistic in this particular case but being an jane tans of mr. balance deer mere 0 does not bode well for having a long life, so -- >> reporter: the suspect's life is also over, he died in a hail of police gunfire inside a 99 ranch market store in richmond around 8:45 last night. >> the suspect did have a large knife and when officers gave commands for him to drop that knife he lunged at officers and in which they were in fear for their lives, they discha
and magnification that will help us asker contain whether it was a fatigue fracture related to the depressurizing. was it damage from -- where it struck it and caused damage we would be able to ascertain that. >>> they will look at collateral damage to see if they can quantify in pounds per square inch the explosion. this recently released videotape could help them measure how far the fire flew and for how long. last thursday's gas pipe explosion killed four people and wounded dozens of others. a published report today says pg&e plan to replace a section of the same pipe in a separate location because the risk of failure was unacceptably high. and just finally just a few hundred feet away from the crater created by the explosion, pg&e crews were inspecting a gas line. the work is being done to carry out an order from the california pu (c) public utilities commission to inspect every gas line. there are literally thousands of miles of them throughout the entire state of california. now right behind me inside the fire house on el camino real we're anticipating the start of a news conference this m
debro joins us from the scene of a big rally in oakland. good afternoon. >> good afternoon, tori, what began with a mile long a fremont this rally wasn't even supposed to happen here. it was supposed to happen across the street but it got so big people wondered over there, this crowd actually fits bitter in this space. it sounds like a football game or a concert with all the cheering going on. agreement on the budge it is not in the foreseeable future, this agreement will have an impact on the lives of thousands of people whether an agreement is reached or not. >> our goal today really is to let our families be heard. we consider that an emergency. more than 200 parents staff and kids gathered this morning at fremont sports complex, their mission dramatize the effect the budget stalemate is having on one of the largest child care centers. >> three out of my five need the child care. >> reporter: in order to hold the rally they closed their locations. the irony of closing down for a day to prevent closing down for good. >> we hope we don't end up doing this on a regular basis because we
and neck. >> there is nothing to note that the kids knew each other. >> family members told us the 17-year-old victim is now home with 22 stitches in his face and neck. a message explaining the incident went out to parents last night. no extra security measures are in place today. >>> it is excellent news for richmond parents worried about school closures. the city council voted unanimously to keep three schools open for another year with $1.5 million in funding. linda and grant elementary schools were on the chopping block, but it was the potential closing of kennedy high that created the most concern. we spoke to one teacher moments after the council voted. >> it is a great way to start off the school year knowing we have continuing funding. it will keep the good things happening in our schools going. >> the funding was found after a utility tax for chevron was in place. >>> at a time when many bay area police departments are cutting staff, one is hiring. richmond hired six new officers who were just sworn in. three had been with vallejo police before being laid off. richmond police will
that should help cut back in the warfare between two rival gangs. ktvu long joins us with more from san francisco. good afternoon, claudine. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. the city attorney of san francisco says there's two street gang war and that war has left residents living in danger and in fear. today, a judge gave the injunction a green light. >>> homicide, assault, street robberies, random shootings, vandalism, car chases -- part of the long list of crimes the city attorney says can be blamed on two warring gangs. the tower side gang and the down below gangsters. for more than three ars, city attorney says san francisco's visitation valley has been under seige. today, the effort to bring peace to the neighborhood scored a victory. >> to protect the law-abiding citizens and residents of the neighborhood and the folks that are causing the vast majority. they don't ebb live in the area in the confines of the city and county of san francisco. >> today, the judge gave the green light for a gang injunction that will establish a safety zone. the zone will cover less than two tenths
afternoon. topping our news this noontime, the u.s. coast guard is searching the waters off marin county after a mysterious mayday message. the frantic call came in last night. by using new equipment, the coast guard was able to estimate the location of the call as being made close to tiburon. ktvu's claudine wong joins us to learn if the search has made any progress. >> reporter: good afternoon. no, they've not made any progress. in fact, they've officially called this search off and still don't know who made this mayday call or why. but the coast guard does believe, they say, that the search has been extensive and they say new technology has -- was able to point them what -- point them in what they believe was right direction. >> mayday! >> reporter: that distress came in last night on marin channel 16. think of channel 16 as 911 for anyone on the water. >> the one thing we got was the word "mayday." and that's the signal for us to go out and search for anything. >> reporter: nothing else was ever heard from that caller. despite repeated efforts from the coast guard to get her back on
joins us at the site of the explosion. >> as the sun rose this morning, we got a first look at the damage and the utter devastation the explosion and fire left in the wake. we're at the command post behind me. this is where everybody gathers before they go down to the hill, to where the crater was left by the explosion. you could see the blue pg&e trucks, going down into the area. we've seen fire crews going down, cadaver dogs looking for victims. investigators are trying to figure out how something like this could happen. this is considered a crime scene so all access has been blocked. the situation literally changes minute by minute. this is where many residents who live here and survived yesterday's blast have come and they are looking for answers. >> you could ask somebody? >> my brother-in-law, san francisco fire department. he's down there. >> we still want to go down the hill. >> residents asked, begged, pleaded with police to just let the folks to their houses today, just to see if they were still standing. yet they were pushed back as was our photographer as we got
of one victim. tara spoke with friends of the missing man and joins us with the latest on the investigation, tara? >> reporter: well jealous see may be a motive. we'll talk about what police are doing, interviewing friends and family of frederick who hasn't been seen or heard from in over a week. they believe he could be alive and want to find him this is a picture of the 35-year-old that lived with his father on crate myrtle dive. they believe ricardo was beaten to death at that house friday. at first authorities weren't sure what role frederick played but they say the pieces of the puzzle are beginning to come together. >> at this time he's not considered a suspect. he is still missing and has been missing since his father's discovery. he was in an altercation with his father and the suspect last sunday august 22nd. so there is concern for his safety. >> reporter: frederick's coworkers at the doctor's hospital are now speaking out about the missing man. >> he was humble. he was helpful. he was always coming to work on time and i really liked him. >> reporter: the
the gasline explosion decimated a neighborhood nearby. claudine wong joins us with more on that part of the story, including the victims trying to rebuild their lives. claudine? >> reporter: good afternoon, kraig. it's been one week since fire devastated this neighborhood. people are still trying to deal with what's happened out here. we've seen a range of emotions, from sadness, to shock, to frustration. it's still hard to comprehend how much was lost. this is claremont drive today. just a shell of what it was. but this is a look of a picture of what claremont drive likely looked like a week ago, really, just a normal suburban street. now, if you take a look at where this house possibly was on claremont drive -- we want to show you what one home is like. the chimney is just really a shadow of what it was. that's what that house looked like a week ago. it's just one of the dozens lost. it's hard to imagine that someone would take a community ravaged like this and take and advantage of the officials. but local law enforcement says that's exactly what happens and they say it starts hap
's jade hernandez joins us now to explain what happened and how it could have been ch worse. good afternoon, jade. >> reporter: well, good afternoon. the situation definitely could have been worse but windy conditions saved firefighters from having to evacuate buildings and upgraded to a very serious gas break. now, i want you to take a look now. you can pg&e crews still working out here this afternoon. they'll be working the rest of the afternoon to repair the 2- inch plastic gas line break. crews clamped down on the pipe and shut off the leak about a half hour ago. >> they are safe. nobody hurt. they should all be able to attend their classes. >> reporter: crews alerted police and fire and they arrived. we're told the fire department was not worried about the possibility of an explosion. by the time the wind carried the leaking gas into the atmosphere, the gas became too weak to ignite. the fire department did not have to evacuate since many students were already heading to class when the break was noticed and the wind was in their favor. >> the university does contain about 14,
and was able to tell us what happened. he went back to what happened, does not appear he ever lost consciousness. his seatbelt probably saved his life. according to the pilot, he got disoriented in the fog and got a little vertigo and lost control. >> reporter: the pilot identified as frank gomes, jr., by employees, owned gomes farm air which has five crop dusting helicopters. employees say that gomes had been flying for more than 30 years and has more experience than anyone in the company which has been in business since the sixties. >> he knows what he is doing. he takes precautions as far as ground crew, piloting, everything. >> gomes was in the hospital for injuries to his ribs but amazingly, by all accounts, he is going to be okay. the f.a.a. investigators say there are still, of course, a lot of questions. and you are talking to the pilot to figure out what happened? >> obviously. trying to figure out if this was a maintenance issue or if he experienced something physically. >> people are still focused on how lucky frank gomes is to have walked away from this. these helicopte
to the exit that you want to take. >> the chp will soon be using these readers to spot violators without fastrak using the express lanes beginning september 20. >>> the international controversy heats up over a minister's plan to burn korans. we have a federal court decision from late this morning in the debate over federal funding for stem cell research. >>> mark has the forecast coming up. he'll tell us if the cooler temperatures will keep going in that direction. >>> that's i didn't immediately came over to see if i could rescue anything that's left. >> a man who already knew that had been a fear in his apartment was surprised over the loss of property. our real national pastime? saving money. and like baseball people love their stats. i started bringing my lunch to work -- 50 bucks a week in my pocket. here's a good one: state farm insures 40 million drivers. more than geico and progressive combined. i saved because i'm accident-free. of course, with so many ways to save including discounts of up to 40%, having that many customers shouldn't be a surprise. so ask a neighbor about stat
hernandez has reaction to this development. >> reporter: there are three drugs used during this execution. one of those drugs is becoming part of a problem that's the sedative. the sedative has an expiration date of this friday, october 1. that date is becoming an obstacle in the execution date. >> the courts have said there is no question that an unanecessary advertised execution is unconstitutional. it comes down to the delivery of the if first drug, the anesthetic, working the way it's supposed to. >> reporter: if the sedative set to expire is not used in the execution rescheduled for thursday, it's likely an execution would not be held until january of next year because the drug's makerred that the drug may not be available for a few months. an appeals court feared that expiration date may have hurried the decision of a federal judge to continue with the scheduled execution. the ninth u.s. circuit court of' peels told the judge last night he had to compare the new lethal injection's procedures to the state's former practices. the execution would be the first in nearly five years and t
. the driver faces a number of serious charges and alcohol was involved. kraig debro joins us live with new information. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. the intersection, almaden expressway. if you look over there, can you see the cleanup is still under- - you can see the cleanup is still underway. the driver of the 2001 ford explorer is facing serious charges. police are questioning him at the headquarters but they plan to book him today. the man's friend said he was drinking. >> i knew who it was when i saw it. >> reporter: the driver's grandmother confirm he was in an zen. his friends saw him just yesterday. >> yesterday. it was all good and now it's not. >> reporter: police are not releasing names. parents came to the home -- parents and friends came to the home of the victim to comfort them. >> it was probably around 3:30. it was right before a large explosion and i saw fire and police had already gone out there. >> reporter: police say the explorer crashed into a light standard when the driver lost control. speed is the contributing factor. following the crash, the car burst into f
where it used to be the 1700 block of claremont. this is what remains of people's homes and lives. this investigation is just getting underway. we're told a lot of it, at least on scene has been completed in terms of the ntsb. victims want to know how this could have happened and want to make sure this doesn't happen again. they also want to really know what's next. >> this morning bill magullihan waited for someone to tell him if he can go in his home, if it's safe, if he can go forward. >> i'm not hearing any information. that's what's frustrating. they upgraded my house from a red to a yellow tag. that's fantastic news. so hopefully i will hear something. i haven't heard a peep from the city. >> reporter: he can't get in. his home is still in the area blocked off, in the area still under investigation. the ntsb says it's focused on the 30-inch gas pipe that's exploded and has told us the work in the crater is done. >> one of those wells was the clean end break of the pipe where the -- the -- you could see a very distinct clean part of the pipe and we'll explore to see if that's
homes will be demolished. claudine wong's been on the scene owl morning and gives us an update. >> reporter: yes. we can show you two of those locations here on earl. behind me crews just stopping in the last couple minutes to take a break. that's one of the sites. if we pan up on to the hill you can see one of the excavators working on the secondary site. they are taking a lot of precautions this morning. we can tell you we've watched these crews wearing protective gear spraying down the sites with water to make sure that dust level stays down. and there are air monitors in and around this entire neighborhood to make sure that there's not any dangerous levels of partichat matter or gases. they're doing all of these in response to health concerns. but the county says it is determined to give this neighborhood back to san bruno. rick stopped for a moment on his morning run to look at the damage on claremont drive. he's run through this neighborhood every day since the explosion. >> i live a couple blocks from the actual blast site explosion off of earl. >> reporter: and you've b
. the cause of the fire is under investigation, but one of the owners says her son uses candles. >> he may have thought it was out. >> reporter: the estimate of damages here start with the price of the home and go up from there. in palo alto, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we apologize for the technical problems in the report. >>> the effort to . in palo alto, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we apologize for the technical problems in the report. >>> the effort to rescue 33 trapped miners in miners in chile reached a milestone today. they drilled a hole to get the miners through. the men will have to clear tons of debris that will follow through the hole in the drilling process. the final rescue is still more than six weeks away. >>> that broken bp oil well in the gulf of mexico is a step closer to being sealed this noon time. a deep relief well is connected to the blown out well. the next step is to pump mud and cement down the well to seal the broken one at the base. that work is expected to be completed by sunday. >>> let's check in with our meteorologist mark ibanez. >> we h
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